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'Wilfred' renewed for a 4th and final season

"Wilfred" renewed for a 4th and final season
Elijah Wood's comedy will end its run on FXX.

"Veep" already shut down the "U.S. government" in June

What prompted creator Armando Iannucci to do such a prescient episode? "I suppose it’s been sort of looming over the past couple of years," he says. "It so nearly happened already, and the whole threat was becoming a perennial thing, like Thanksgiving, really. So we thought it would fun to do."

ABC renews "Motive"
The Canadian summer series will be back for a 2nd season.

Final death report: Cory Monteith shot himself up with heroin and drank champagne before dying
The "Glee" star's hotel room contained evidence of heroin use, plus two empty bottles of champagne.

Norm MacDonald argues that "Breaking Bad" killed Walter White at the start of the finale
The rest of the episode, he says, is just a fantasy.

"Homeland" vet David Harewood headed to HBO

He'll play a "grandiose, boisterous, irascible" CEO in David Milch's "The Money."

Tom Selleck: Tom Clancy wanted to make a "Magnum P.I." movie with me

"Tom Clancy is a huge 'Magnum' fan," Selleck said in an interview published the day Clancy died.

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The 10 Craziest Moments on 'American Horror Story' So Far
Credit: FX

The 10 Craziest Moments on 'American Horror Story' So Far

With 'Coven' launching next week, we look back on 'Murder House' and 'Asylum'

It's hard to pick just 10 creepy moments in "American Horror Story" (does an entire season count?), but the nonstop scariness of this series, which returns Oct. 9 at 10:00 p.m. on FX, did have some standout moments. Of course, if you haven't watched, this photo gallery is chock full of spoilers. But if you want to remember the best of the worst of times from the show, don't blame us if your blood runs cold.

Check out our picks here:

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"American Horror Story"

 "American Horror Story"

Credit: FX

Watch: Behind the voodoo on 'American Horror Story: Coven'

Interested in real voodoo? Get a tutorial here

Interested in voodoo? Well, you will be after "American Horror Story: Coven" begins on Oct. 9 at 10:00 p.m. on FX, so the network decided to release this little tutorial. Consider it educational programming for your dark side. Of course, no one seemed to think that including the bit about how Hollywood always messes up voodoo, and that fact has completely annoyed practitioners, but I'm sure "AHS" will be very, very respectful. Not camp or crazy at all. 

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Watch: Lorde makes American television debut on 'Jimmy Fallon'

Watch: Lorde makes American television debut on 'Jimmy Fallon'

She sounds good on 'Royas' and 'White Teeth Teens'

Lorde made her television debut on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday night, performing her new minted No. 1 hit,  “Royals,” as well as album cut, “White Teeth Teens,” from her just released album, “Pure Heroine”  (read our review here).

The 16-year old New Zealander is definitely finding her performance style, which, from these clips, consists mainly of standing intensely in place, eyes usually closed, and waving one hand like a claw while the other clutches the microphone. She is lovely, but between the big hair and white outfit, it's a bit Bride of Frankenstein-ish.

Most importantly, she sounds good, which is, of course, the most important thing.  But she sure doesn’t seem to be having much fun.In a Billboard cover story last month her manager said she’d only done around 10 live gigs.  This may also be her style and it could develop into hypnotic and mesmerizing. We’re happy to give her the time to figure it out.

What do you think?


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'Big Bang Theory' will pit Bill Nye vs. Bob Newhart

"Big Bang Theory" will pit Bill Nye vs. Bob Newhart
Turns out Professor Photon is a rival of The Science Guy.

"Breaking Bad" remake: Check out the Spanish-language version of Walter White

Diego Trujillo stars in "Metastasis," A Colombian version of "Breaking Bad" from Sony.

Fox orders ex-"SNL" writer John Mulaney/Martin Short sitcom that NBC rejected

The Lorne Michaels-produced sitcom has received a six-episode order, but it's unclear if "SNL" star Nasim Pedrad and Elliott Gould will reprise their roles from the original pilot.

Colin Hanks joins "Fargo"
He'll co-star on the FX series as Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly.

Damon Lindelof: "Breaking Bad's" finale helped me say goodbye to "Lost"

His message to the haters: "If it's unpleasant and exhausting for me to keep defending the 'Lost' finale, aren't you getting tired of hating it? And so … I, like Walter White, want out. To be free. And to grant you the same."

Kurt Sutter explains the "Sons of Anarchy" shockers
A last-minute change of plans forced Sutter to turn a negative into a positive.

Bryan Cranston to narrate "Big History" on H2

"I was asked to be the voice of 13.7 billion years of history," Cranston says of the 10-hour series.

Watch the "Girls" porn parody trailer

"This Ain't Girls XXX" is indeed terrible.

Ziva says goodbye to "NCIS"
Last night's episode was like a bullet to the heart.

Ronan Farrow may get his own MSNBC show

Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (or Frank Sinatra), is poised to get a weekend show on the left-leaning cable news network.

Mariska Hargitay on "SVU" torture: "It was hard and it was painful and it was scary"
She adds: ""It's one of those scenes where you really don't know what's going to happen until you do it."

5 "Simpsons" characters who should die

From Sideshow Bob to Grandpa Simpson.

Conan furloughs his non-essential staffers
Which "Conan" workers were deemed "essential"?

Brant Daugherty mugged after "Dancing"

The "Pretty Little Liars" star says he was approached by a man with a gun when he got home from taping "Dancing with the Stars" last week.

ABC Family may reunite "90210's" Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling
Garth is in talks to join Spelling in "Mystery Girls."

Check out the Solis family "Desperate Housewives" reunion on NBC
Here are Ricardo Chavira and Eva Longoria together again on "Welcome to the Family."

Amy Poehler sent "SNL's" Cecily Strong some flowers
"Walked into this, the greatest thing in the world," Strong tweeted.

Sarah Michelle Gellar greeted by her "Buffy" pals on Twitter
Gellar was welcomed by David Boreanaz, Emma Caulfield and Eliza Dushku.

Here's your 1st look at Ron Moore's "Helix"

The "Battlestar Galactica" honcho is returning to Syfy with a series starring Billy Campbell.

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"Extreme Cheapskates"

 "Extreme Cheapskates"

Credit: TLC

Watch: One couple's gross but frugal habits on 'Extreme Cheapskates'

In the season premiere, one couple takes cheap to a new low

I'd like to think I try to be smart about my finances. Yet, I draw the line at sharing dental floss. You know who doesn't? These people on "Extreme Cheapskates" (season premiere Wed. Oct. 23 at 9:00 p.m. on TLC). Never has a couple sharing the shower been so unsexy. 

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'Two and a Half Men' promotes Amber Tamblyn

"Two and a Half Men" promotes Amber Tamblyn
She'll be a series regular after being initially signed to a five-episode arc

David Tennant to reprise his "Broadchurch" role with an American accent in Fox's remake
Tennant has joined the American remake of the BBC series.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and ABC's other Tuesday newbies tumble in Week 2

"S.H.I.E.L.D." dropped 31%, "The Goldbergs" fell 29%, "Trophy Wife" lost 39% of its premiere viewers and "Lucky 7" dropped 38%.

"CSI: NY" alum A.J. Buckley joins "Justified"

Buckley will play yet another Crowe family member.

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<p>Chloe Bennet of ABC's &quot;Marvel's Agents of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot;</p>

Chloe Bennet of ABC's "Marvel's Agents of 'S.H.I.E.L.D."

Credit: ABC

TV Ratings: 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' plummets on Tuesday, while 'The Voice' and 'NCIS' lead

'The Mindy Project' beats 'Trophy Wife' in the key demo
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
ABC's glow from "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." lasted only a week as the "Avengers" spinoff took a steep drop in its second airing. While the numbers for "S.H.I.E.L.D." were still OK out of context, the reduced lead-in also dropped "The Goldbergs" and sent "Trophy Wife" and particularly "Lucky 7" heading into the Danger Zone.
While ABC had the dramatic results, the network wasn't a factor in the night's big races. Also a non-factor was FOX, which saw its two-hour comedy block continue to slide, with "Dads" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" now low-rated twins.
"NCIS" and "Person of Interest" held onto most of their premiere audiences and led CBS overall, while "The Voice" and "Chicago Fire" helped NBC maintain its domination among young viewers. 
On to the numbers...
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<p>Michael B. Jordan in &quot;Fruitvale Station.&quot;</p>

Michael B. Jordan in "Fruitvale Station."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Roundup: The illusion of diversity in the Oscar race

Also: Darren Aronofsky bows down to 'Gravity' and dark days at Paramount

There has already been a lot written about race in these initial stages of the Oscar season, and there will be plenty more to come -- even if early projections of an 80% black Best Actor field seem increasingly unlikely to pan out. Kia Makarechi writes that he's glad the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba and Forest Whitaker are in the awards conversation, but believes the supposed diversity of this year's race is merely an illusion: "These roles have to be played by black actors ... we'll know when Hollywood casting directors and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences view people of color as deserving of equal opportunities to shine when a black man in the role of a fictional caring father, son, teacher, student, doctor, author or otherwise non-racially coded character is nominated for and wins Best Actor." [Huffington Post]

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<p>Liza Lapira, Rebel Wilson and Lauren Ash in &quot;Super Fun Night.&quot;</p>

Liza Lapira, Rebel Wilson and Lauren Ash in "Super Fun Night."

Credit: ABC

Fall TV Reviews: 'Super Fun Night,' 'Ironside,' 'The Millers' & more

Not much to get excited about the week after the fall season's official beginning

Not that this has been a great overall fall for new series, but pretty much every rookie of note — from the genuinely good ("Masters of Sex") to the uneven but promising ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD") to the mediocre shows that do one thing very well ("The Blacklist") — have already debuted over the last couple of weeks. What's left over for this week are the runts of this unimpressive litter, none worthy of a full-length review, but which we can discuss briefly before they debut:

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<p>Never forget.</p>

Never forget.

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Simon Kinberg has been announced as a new writer for Fox's 'Fantastic Four' film

How close is Fox to pulling the trigger on this one?

 Okay, so I finally figured it out. "Simon Kinberg" isn't actually a single person. It's a collective of people who are able to crank out massive amounts of work at any given moment. He's part of the team of writers working on "Star Wars," he's a jack-of-all-trades on "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," he just had "Elysium" in theaters, and now he's also writing "Fantastic Four" while he produces Mark Millar's "Kindergarten Heroes."

Is that correct?

Is that seriously what is happening?

Holy cow, see what I mean? No way one guy's doing all of that at the same time.

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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney take 'Gravity' to New York

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney take 'Gravity' to New York

Oh, and Emma Watson and Katie Holmes were invited too

Hey, boys and girls, it's time for another movie marketing lesson from your friends at HitFix.

What do you do when you have a film that mostly appeals to men, but you want to make sure you get the attention of younger women? It's really important those women go with their boyfriends on Friday and Saturday night, because that means their boyfriends will definitely go. Well, when your cast is limited to just two, cough, older, cough, actors, there isn't much you can do. Sure, rave reviews (97% on Rotten Tomatoes, 8 100 grades so far on Metacritic) and amazing footage are selling it pretty damn well, but it's opening week. The pressure is on! Someone in the studio is no doubt saying, "How can we liven things up a bit down the homestretch? I mean, yeah, the movie stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, but how do we make some noise on, y'know, those gossip sites (Sandra can't do this on her own!)?"*

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